May 2 marks the deadline for MLB teams to reduce their rosters from 28 players to 26 players. For the Red Sox, the team optioned RHP Phillips Valdez and recently claimed OF Jaylin Davis to AAA Worcester.
Valdez struggled with control early this season, from leading the league with five batters hit by pitches to walking two batters and allowing four earned runs on Sunday against the Orioles.
Davis was just claimed off waivers from San Francisco after producing a .840 OPS to start the season in AAA. In Worcester, he will further develop with the chance to continue that pace.
#RedSox have claimed OF Jaylin Davis off waivers from the #SFGiants and optioned him to the #WooSox.— Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) April 28, 2022
He has played 10 games in AAA this season, slashing .296/.340/.500/.840 with 2 HR and 3 2B.#DirtyWater| #MLBpic.twitter.com/80XbZaHgk4
After a 10-game road trip, the Red Sox return home for two series, beginning with a three-game set against the Angels on Tuesday night.